Technical resources from around the web

Here's a great spot to find EMC, Environmental Stress, and FCC Certification answers through links to publicly available government and industry information that we've found extremely helpful over the years and more trustworthy than mass web resources like Wikipedia for specific industry answers. Look below to see if there's something here that might help you as well.

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Defense Logistics Agency "ASSIST"

"ASSIST" is the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) website that provides access to a wide range of technical documents, standards, and government handbooks. They are available for free download but access to the ASSIST website may require registration (no cost) with DLA.

We recommend the following technical documents on ASSIST:

Environmental Stress Testing
MIL-810G Military Standard for Environmental Stress Testing
MIL-HDBK-310  Global Climatic Data for Developing Military Products

Reliability
MIL-HDBK-338B  Electronic Reliability Design Handbook
RAM Guide   DOD Guide for Achieving Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability
MIL-HDBK-189C  Reliability Growth Handbook
MIL-HDBK-781  Reliability Test Methods, Plans, and Environments.
MIL-HDBK-217F  Reliability Prediction Electronic Equipment

Military EMC
MIL-461F   Electromagnetic Compatibility for Subsystems and Equipment
MIL-464C   Electromagnetic Compatibility for Systems
MIL-HDBK-237D  E3 Guidance for DoD

NATO Standards Database

Environmental Stress Testing and Reliability
AECTP-100   Guidelines for Defense Materiel
AECTP-200   Environmental Conditions
AECTP-230   Climatic Conditions
AECTP-240   Mechanical Conditions
AECTP-300   Climatic Tests
AECTP-400   Mechanical Environment Tests
AECTP-600   10 Step Evaluation of Materials Life Requirements

NATO EMC
AECTP-250   Electrical and EMC Conditions
AECTP-500   Electromagnetic Environmental Effects Testing

CE Marking "Europa"

To help you gain a better understanding of CE Marking regulations and requirements we recommend the following publicly available technical resources.

  • EMC - Official Journal and Guide to the application of the EMC Directive
  • R&TTE - Official Journal and Guide to the application of the R&TTE Directive
  • LVD - Official Journal and Guide to the application of the Low Voltage Directive
  • Machinery - Official Journal and Guide to the application of the Machine Safety Directive

FCC Office of Engineering and Technology

To help you gain a better understanding of FCC requirements we recommend the following publicly available technical resources. Most can be searched through the FCC Knowledge Data Base.

Knowledge Data Base

  • Guidelines for Labeling and User Information for Devices Subject to Part 15 & 18
  • Transmitter Module Equipment Authorization Guide
  • Permissive Change Policy

FCC Encyclopedia

  • OET Bulletin NO. 63 - Understanding the FCC Regulations for Low-Power, Non-Licensed Transmitters.
  • OET Bulletin NO. 62 - Understanding the FCC Regulations for Computers and Other Digital Devices.

FCC Transmitter Database

  • Authorization Search

Ford EMC

To help you gain a better understanding of Ford EMC testing we recommend the following publicly available technical resources.

Ford EMC Website

  • Ford EMC Specification
  • Design Guide